Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just in…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me. It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!
THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.
TODAY: Isolated thunderstorms. We can only hope. High of 85. "A"
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. High of 81. "A"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Most people know that I don’t enjoy sports. I’m not good at any of them, don’t understand the rules, and couldn’t care less about professional athletes. (Notre Dame football is an entirely different story: I love the college kids, the history, the beautiful campus. But I digress…)
I do enjoy the hustle and bustle around the Olympics, however. I can’t resist watching the opening ceremonies and those P&G “Thanks Mom” commercials make me tear up every time I see one.
The 2012 Summer Olympics are, of course, even MORE appealing to me since they are in
OK, OK… you KNOW there’s a canine angle somewhere, right? Well how ‘bout this? A British woman gave up her high-paying corporate job to start her dream business of creating luxury clothing for dogs. In a very short time, she’s been awarded New Business of the Year recognition and is enjoying every moment of her career shift.
Donna Condliffe loves her dogs more than a high-pressure position at a financial institution. Now she is using her talents and affections to showcase the Union Jack in unconventional ways. She’s getting orders from other countries. And with the Olympics just around the corner, every member of British families can get in on the excitement! Check out her online canine couture shop, “Canine & Co.” here. Oh, to be an English Springer Spaniel…
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Again, the news, unfortunately, isn't always good. We try to avoid posting too many stories that hurt. However, here's hoping this guy gets his.
PETA was bound to notice.
Say it ain't so.
This dog can cost up to $20,000.
Pass on the poop.
Do dogs mourn? You bet.
Office stress dogging you?
What's the right exercise for your dog?
About your dog's name...
Lucca reunites with first trainer.
We do love a happy ending. Yes, we do. And again!
Dog memoirs: something for everyone.
Here's extremely important information courtesy of This Just In...
THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(S) OF THE WEEK:
Do any of these look unusual to you?
Photo #1: Photographer Tou Chih-kang calms a puppy as he tries to make a portrait before it is put down by lethal injection at a shelter in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan. All photos taken in April 2012 and made available to msnbc.com on July 5, 2012.
Photo #2: Tou Chih-kang and his assistant steady a scared dog for a portrait in the final moments of its life.
Photo #3: Tou Chih-kang greets a dog scheduled to be euthanized later in the day at a government-run shelter in Taoyuan
Tou Chih-kang hangs his portraits of the final moments in the lives of shelter dogs for a public exhibition in Taoyuan.
Over the past two years, Taiwanese photographer Tou Chih-kang has recorded the last moments of some 400 dogs, most of which were abandoned by their owners, at the Taoyuan animal shelter. After Tou photographs them, veterinary workers take them for a brief turn around a grassy courtyard before leading them into a small, clinical-looking room where they are killed by lethal injection. His photographs are designed to bestow dignity and prestige upon the subject.
All above photos: Wally Santana / AP. Read more.
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What pet stores won't tell you...watch.